Baby Leaf Lettuce Blend
(and several other varieties)
Tips on Growing Baby Leaf Lettuce Blend
- Baby leaf lettuce blends can be grown in trays, using little soil. They can also be grown under grow lights in your home. Staggering the planting time can provide you fresh lettuce greens in your own home all year round. To ensure a continuous supply, sow seeds every two weeks.
- They grow best in mild weather and consistent moisture on cool, loose and well-drained soil. You can extend the sowing season into summer by sowing in light shade.
- Baby leaf lettuce grows just one week after you harvest. Cut off the largest leaves 1-2 inches above the soil level.
- You can plant baby leaf lettuce blends in fall/winter outdoors or low light conditions by selecting downy mildew resistant varieties and raising them under protected cover. They include green oakleaf, red oakleaf, red romaine, green leaf, and red leaf lettuces.
- Varieties that yield darker reds and greens grown even in low-light conditions make a good blend. They include green oakleaf, red oakleaf, green romaine, red romaine, red leaf, and lollo rosa lettuces.
- High color contrast consisting of the darkest red varieties paired with vibrant green varieties with a high percentage of red leaves is an interesting blend. You can include red oakleaf, red romaine, and red leaf lettuces along with green oakleaf and green romaine lettuces.